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Hospital Situation Worsening In Boca Raton, Delray Beach As ICU Counts Climb

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Florida Statewide: 4,750 People Are In ICU’s Tuesday Morning

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — There is a dramatic increase in ICU occupancy in area hospitals. As Tuesday gets underway, West Boca Medical Center, Delray Medical Center, Boca Raton Community Hospital and Wellington Regional Medical Center are showing ICU occupancy of greater than 75 percent. Health officials say anything over 75 percent occupancy is a problem. Countywide, Palm Beach County has just 24.81 percent of its ICU capacity available.

As of 6:13 a.m., the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration reports:

West Boca Medical Center has just one of 16 ICU beds available for 6.25 percent availability.

Wellington Regional reports just 2 of 28 ICU beds available for 7.14 percent availability.

Delray Medical Center reports just 8 of 50 ICU beds available for a 16 percent availability.

Boca Raton Community Hospital reports 10 of 40 ICU beds available.

In all of Palm Beach County, 271 people Tuesday morning are hospitalized with a “primary diagnosis of COVID-19” according to official state data.

Statewide, 4,750 people are in ICU’s Tuesday morning. At least 4,461 people are hospitalized in Florida with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. A total of 46,666 people are hospitalized statewide for COVID and non-COVID issues.

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